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TDoR event success thanks to Probation's Megan
27.11.2015
TDoR event success thanks to Probation's Megan
Transgender Day of Remembrance on Friday 20th November this year was a great success as events were held throughout the country to remember those trans people who have been killed or taken their own lives as a result of hatred and discrimination. One such event took place at the Penthouse suite, organised by Megan Key of the probation service and sponsored by Birmingham City Council.  The venue w ... READ MORE
Trans woman found dead in jail
19.11.2015
Trans woman found dead in jail
A transgender woman who told her friends she would kill herself if she was sent to a male prison has been found dead in jail. Vicky Thompson, 21, was being held at Armley, Leeds, where she was pronounced dead on Friday. Friends of Ms Thompson, who was born male but had identified as female since her mid-teens, said she had asked to be sent to a female prison. An investigation into her death has been l ... READ MORE
Hate crime survey launches ahead of awareness week
01.10.2015
Hate crime survey launches ahead of awareness week
The Network will be running a hate crime survey aimed at understanding why LGBT people don't report hate crimes to the police.  The survey will run throughout October and is part of a number of initiatives the group is running around National Hate Crime Awareness week. The short survey is aimed at anyone who is LGBT and lives in the West Midlands.  It asks people if they have experienced ... READ MORE
AGM marks the start of new committee for the Network
01.10.2015
AGM marks the start of new committee for the Network
The Network AGM took place on 30 September 2015 where the current committee stood down and a newly elected committed was established. As part of reforms introduced by the current head of the group, committee members will now serve 2 year terms and the chair can only serve a maximum of 2 terms. 'I travel around the country speaking at events about running a successful network group, and I always ta ... READ MORE
Obama to Africa: Rejecting gays comes from the same mindset as racism
15.08.2015
Obama to Africa: Rejecting gays comes from the same mindset as racism
President Obama has told young African leaders that homophobia comes from the same mindset as racism, and that they should be more accepting of gay people. Speaking at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC, at a three-day summit for the Young African Leaders Initiative, Obama made the comments. One question came from a participant who said she was from Kenya, and that people with albinism were bein ... READ MORE
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